Ewer

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Object Name: 
Ewer
Accession Number: 
54.1.43
Dimensions: 
Overall H: 15.8 cm; Rim Diam: 5.6 cm; Shoulder Diam 5.2
Location: 
Not on Display
Date: 
300-399
Credit Line: 
Gift of I. C. Elston, Jr.
Primary Description: 
Almost colorless, with yellowish tint; blown, handle and base applied. Ewer: carrot-shaped. Mouth outsplayed and pinched at front to form trefoil, with rounded lip; neck cylindrical, slightly wider at bottom than at top; shoulder slopes, with rounded edge; wall tapers, then curves in at bottom; base small and disk-shaped, made by attaching blob to bottom of body and flattening it. Handle dropped onto shoulder, where it is very wide, drawn up and in as narrow strap, and reattached to outside of rim, with small amount of excess glass drawn up and back. Glass is thin, with minute bubbles.
Department: 
Provenance: 
Elston, I. C. Jr., Source
1954-09-07
Category: 
Roman Glass in The Corning Museum of Glass, Volume One (1997) pp. 190-191, #335; p. 359, #335; BIB# 58895